goatsbeard's

goatsbeard

[gohts-beerd]
noun
1.
any of several composite plants of the genus Tragopogon, especially T. pratensis, having yellow flower heads.
2.
a plant, Aruncus dioicus, of the rose family, having pinnate leaves and long, slender spikes of small white flowers.

Origin:
1570–80; goat + -'s1 + beard

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To goatsbeard's
Collins
World English Dictionary
goatsbeard or goat's-beard (ˈɡəʊtsˌbɪəd)
 
n
1.  Also called: Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon a Eurasian plant, Tragopogon pratensis, with woolly stems and large heads of yellow rayed flowers surrounded by large green bracts: family Asteraceae (composites)
2.  an American rosaceous plant, Aruncus sylvester, with long spikes of small white flowers
 
goat's-beard or goat's-beard
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;